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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Turvin Clough 27.06.2014

This juvenile Jay (Garrulus glandarius) nearly landed on Basil and myself as we walked up the clough. It flew down right in front of us and landed making lots of noise. At first I thought it might be a parent bird protecting its young as it was jumping and squawking so much. It showed no fear of us at all and flew back up to this branch and sat very happily and I was able to take some photographs. With it behaving like this, its days may be numbered as it would make an easy meal for any predator.

Small Balsam (Impatiens parviflora). The is a small patch of this near Church Bank Lane. It looks very similar to Himalayan Balsam but is much smaller and has pale yellow flowers.